Main Dishes Salsas and Sauces — By Ben on 18 December 2008
Pork chops with spicy guava sauce


I can’t believe it has been almost a week since the last time I posted anything on this blog. I have spent the last several days trying to fix technical problems on this blog. One thing I can say right now is that I am not happy at all with my hosting service company. I was happy with them until this very crappy experience. I really don’t want to go through anything like that again so I might be changing services soon.

Anyway, I thought this experience was the perfect opportunity to change the blog around a little bit. I am still working on it so somethings might look funky, but I hope to finish this little big project today. I just wanted to share this amazing dinner I had the other night. I found some guavas at the Mexican market last week and I bought several pounds. Guavas are my favorite winter fruit and I hadn’t had one in many years:


Aren’t they beautiful? I really missed them. I love them so much I could eat them raw. In fact, I ate almost half of them raw. The other half I used them for empanadas and a spicy guava sauce for pork chops. The recipe is very simple. I only replaced the pears from this recipe for guavas, added 1 TBSP of honey and served them over grilled pork chops. It was a very simple recipe that blended the sweet and spicy in a delicious sauce. If you can find guavas were you live. I really recommend you try them! I am sorry if this post is kinda short, but I really want to get this thing finish today. I will post more guava stuff soon.


¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(25) Readers Comments

  1. I have just started using fruit based sauces with duck and pork, but haven’t made it to guava yet. What a fun idea.

  2. Whoa Big Ben, I dig the new layout dude. I’m not a decorator, but I can dress myself most days, and I know if colors can go together. This looks sharper than Great White Shark teeth.

    Here’s a deep dark secret. I don’t think I’ve had a guava before. I know. I know. I mean they just don’t grow in NY. Maybe I’ll have to head to OH and you can educate me some :)

  3. Love the color of those guavas.. Never seen them yellow before.

  4. I haven’t tried guava before, don’t get too much tropical fruit in my Canadian town – besides bananas, pineapples, citrus, etc.
    The chops look great, I love fruit and chilies together.

  5. That sauce sounds tasty!

  6. I concur, guavas are the perfect winter fruit, never tried them with pork. I also eat them raw. Yuummie.

  7. yey… there are lots of guavas here, so this is a must try for me… btw, love your site’s new look :)

  8. Ben, slick new design, same delish food! I’m glad you fixed your blog issues and back to feeding us. This Guava sauce on the pork chops looks delick-ta-ble!

  9. This looks wonderful! I’m not hugely familiar with guava – I’ve had it once or twice, but I don’t think I’ve done much with it myself. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

  10. Happy New Year, Ben! Loving the sound of this dish — your photos are droolworthy. Don’t think I’ve had guava in anything except juice. You’re always so creative!

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